Re: font scaling

        I use dia for pdflatex (which uses .pdf) graphics and
you can also use it for latex to produces .ps.  After extensive
experimentation, I found the best way was to export to fig
format and then have fig produce the .pdf and .pdftex_t files.

        Attached is a small script to produce the files, ie
type dia2pdftex name.dia and it will produce name.pdf and name.pdftex_t.


On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 13:15, Vaclav Smidl wrote:
Hi all,
first, thanks for a great software, I used to draw diagrams in xfig, but dia 
is definitely more suitable for what I need.

However, I still have troubles producing a reasonable file to include in 
If I am right, there are basically 4 export filters I can use:
(i) pstricks, (ii) metapost, (iii) eps Latin-1, and (iv) eps Pancho.

I have tried all of them and I got 4 significantly different results.
(i) pstricks: fonts are at typed using default latex font without any scaling

I have got the impression that the command \setfont{} in the pstricks filter, 
is not used at all. I mean, the empty command is used.
In Dia FAQ, there is a line:
 "unless you have a PSTricks with this functionality implemented"
I was trying to find a pstricks with defined \setfont but I failed.
Is there any such version?

(ii) metapost, scale of the fonts is way too big if _scale_ in the Page_setup 
dialog is not 100%, even then, sometimes, trivial changes in the document 
trigers change of the font scaling to 2x bigger, etc.
(BTW, ellipse looks awful in this export)

(iii), (iv) does not produce formulas, but especially the Pancho variant is 
close to what I see in Dia.

Did I miss something, or should I fill a bug report?

All this seems to be related to scaling of the whole document.
What are the basic units "1" for the grid? 
I like the idea that everything is relative to that measure, but I can not 
figure out, to what it is relative. Grid "1" with 100% scaling gives about 15 
horizontal grid point per A4 page. It seem to me like a very coarse grid...


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